In Bruges is a very dark comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two Irish professional killers. They are hiding out in the Belgian tourist town Bruges, after committing a contract killing in Dublin where the job went terribly wrong.
They have been instructed by their gangster boss Henry (excellently played by Ralph Fiennes) to do nothing but wait for his call and keep a low profile. The problem is that Ray (Colin Farrell) has no intention of just sitting around keeping a low profile. He wants to have fun, and basically has about the same amount of intelligence and impulse control as a 14 year old.
If you can imagine Waiting For Godot with crude humor, sex, drugs and extreme violence, this is it.
Clemence Posy plays Chole, a beautiful Belgian woman who makes a living tricking and robbing tourists. She comes in for a surprise when she mistakes the Irish killers for harmless tourists.
Jordan Prentice plays Jimmy, an American dwarf actor filming a movie in Bruges. He and Ray end up becoming friends, due mainly to their love of women and drugs. Jimmy is a very bitter character, basically hating the roles he is forced to take simply due to his size.
This movie is quirky and all the actors are excellent. You will find yourself laughing at parts and then thinking “I shouldn’t really be laughing at that.”
- We give this movie 5 stars. *****